Ray Miller-Still

Auditors say drainage official misused $413,000

The Washington State Auditor’s Office also stated there’s an additional $66,000 in “questionable” payments over the last eight years.

Young students place first, second in annual state science fair

Bridgette Lowe and Garrison Stephens-Smith, both in the Sumner-Bonney Lake School District, also won specialty awards for their passion about science.

Thunder Dome grand opening inches closer to the starting line

The nonprofit museum’s goal is to raise money for epilepsy awareness, as well as provide a new entertainment and event venue for Plateau locals and visitors.

Drainage District 5 commissioners resign

Allan Thomas, who is under investigation for allegedly stealing more than $400,000 from taxpayers and violating state election law, stepped down May 15. The district’s other commissioner, Kenneth Olson, has done the same.

Recycling event at Expo Center can help your spring cleaning

The annual Enumclaw Collection event is June 1 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Help the Soup Ladies in their quest to help others

In times of crisis, The Soup Ladies have been there for first responders.

Nerds versus flies

It was a battle of attrition, but I’m not certain it wasn’t a pyrrhic victory.

Drainage District 5 investigations continue

King County Councilman Raegan Dunn seeks to remove commissioner Allan Thomas, the center of several investigations, from his seat in the drainage district.

‘Elk on the Trail’ art installation hosts public ribbon cutting

The event is 4 p.m., May 19 near the corner of state Route 410 and Warner Avenue.

Courier-Herald adopting new subscription fees

Deliveries are going up to $52, but there’s a small window of opportunity to apply for a lower rate.

Circus dispute a zoo of confusion

Is the Garden Bros. Circus coming to Enumclaw? They say yes, but the Expo Center says the contract was terminated after a late payment, and won’t host the event.

Business is roaring at Leony’s

For the first installment of The Courier-Herald’s new “Business Scene” focus page, we took a look at the owners of the new winery on Railroad Avenue.

Double homicide suspect found not guilty by insanity

Buckley resident Jared P. T. Standley killed his parents just over a year ago.

Enumclaw official under investigation for fraud

A lack of oversight may have allowed Drainage District 5 Commissioner Allan Thomas to not only pocket public money by paying a family-run company, but also avoid having to hold elections for his position for decades.

Bonney Lake man sentenced for electronic recycling scam

Jeff Zirkle was a co-owner of Total Reclaim, Washington’s largest e-recycling company. But now he’s behind bars after pleading guilty to committing wire fraud.

Educational signs installed at Lake Sawyer

The Lake Sawyer Park Foundation hopes the new signs will encourage people to be more environmentally conscious around the park.

Students grow food for local food bank

The project was made possible by an aeroponic tower garden in the classroom.

Black Diamond’s Rock Creek Bridge to gets pedestrian walkway

The walkway will make it safer for people to walk along Roberts Drive. But some have criticized how the project hasn’t gone through a SEPA review.

Councilwoman Lauk resigns seat

Kimberly Lauk thanked the council and mayor for their work since she joined on in 2016, and urged residents to continue to participate in their local government.

1-800-RECYCLE gets a new online database

The new webpage helps bring Ecology into the 21st century.